Designated paid holidays and statutory holidays

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The following material is intended to provide you with information about some of the common types of change in employment situations and the effects it will have on your employment.

What days are designated paid holidays?

Designated paid holidays are:

  • New Years Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Victoria Day
  • Canada Day
  • Labour Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Remembrance Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • Provincial or civic holiday in the area where you are employed
If I am on leave without pay the day before and the day following a designated holiday, am I paid for the holiday?

If you are absent from work on leave without pay for the full day immediate before and after a designated holiday, you will not be entitled to be paid for the holiday. Refer to the relevant authorities such as your collective agreement and/or the various terms and conditions of employment specific to your classification group for additional information.

If a designated holiday falls on my day of rest, what happens?

When a designated holiday falls on your day of rest, the holiday is moved to your first scheduled working day following the day of rest.

How will I be paid for a designated holiday if I am a part-time employee?

A part-time employee is not paid for designated holidays, but is instead paid a premium. Refer to the relevant authorities such as your collective agreement and/or the various terms and conditions of employment specific to your classification group for additional information.

If I work a compressed work week, do I have to make up time or submit vacation leave for the difference in hours between the designated holiday and my compressed day?

You will be required to make up the difference in time or submit a vacation leave request for the additional time difference between the designated holiday hours and the compressed hours.

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